Exercise Benefits / Facts
The State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) undertook an initiative to conduct an active shooter response exercise entitled Workplace Down – An Active Shooter Response Exercise.
This exercise served as an opportunity for the staff and management that make up local DSHS workplaces along with their community’s response agencies to work through scenario information and injects dealing with an active shooter incident occurring within their office.
It’s been an extremely challenging time at your workplace and the entire workforce has been under significant stress.
The workplace has recently experienced a number of layoffs.
At 10:42AM a recently terminated employee walks into the building armed with several guns and begins shooting employees and bystanders.
Your workplace must now deal with an active shooter situation.
An Exercise Briefing video was produced to ensure that exercise team members were ready to successfully partake in the exercise. This video provided valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in the exercise.
Access and view the Exercise Briefing.
Access materials on how to prepare for an Active Shooter Incident.
The Workplace Down Exercise was conducted on February 15, 2017, at 87 locations throughout the State of Washington.
Found below are photos of teams participating in previous Operation Volunteer Placement Exercises.
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